A Woman of Will Delays Off-Broadway Previews

News   A Woman of Will Delays Off-Broadway Previews The new Off-Broadway musical A Woman of Will — starring Amanda McBroom — has delayed its first performance by two days.

Originally scheduled to begin previews Sept. 15, the one-woman musical will now offer its first show at the Daryl Roth Theatre Sept. 17 at 2 PM. A spokesperson for the production told Playbill.com that the delay is due to technical problems.

A Woman of Will, written by McBroom and Joel Silberman, features the actress in a variety of roles. The musical — directed by Silberman — will officially open Oct. 2.

A Woman of Will, according to production notes, concerns a writer facing both personal and professional crises: "Hired to finish the lyrics of a Broadway-bound musical version of The Merchant of Venice, Kate faces the demands of an unrelenting deadline in addition to important decisions about her marriage and future. In desperation, she reaches out to Shakespeare’s leading ladies for guidance. What follows is a celebration of life in a crackling display of wit and wisdom, bursting forth from 17 original songs."

The creative team comprises Trefoni Michael Rizzi (scenic, projection and lighting design), Tobin Ost (costume design), Lewis Mead (sound design) and Larry Hochman (orchestrations).

Originally titled Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues, the musical had its world premiere production in June 2004 at California's Rubicon Theatre. Singer-songwriter Amanda McBroom composed the award-winning song "The Rose." A consummate cabaret performer, she has released six solo CDs as well as the cast album of her musical, Heartbeats. She also starred on Broadway in Seesaw, Off-Broadway in Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and in the title role of Mame at L.A.'s Cabrillo Music Theatre. Composer Joel Silberman is also a pianist, singer, arranger, conductor, producer, director and educator.

The production will play Tuesday-Friday evenings at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7 PM. The Daryl Roth Theatre is located in Manhattan at 101 East 15th Street, at Union Square. Tickets for the production are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.

For more information go to www.AWomanOfWill.com.

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